HOW IS A CONTAINER LIFTED

HOW IS A CONTAINER LIFTED

Containerisation has brought innumerable benefits as regards optimising processes in the global logistics chain, but there are times within that chain of processes at which container handling is not as simple as it seems and can cause both operational and safety headaches.

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PROJECT CARGO: OVERCOMING ANY OBSTACLE

PROJECT CARGO: OVERCOMING ANY OBSTACLE

The concept of project cargo encompasses modes of transport oriented towards heave and large-sized materials that require a high level of specialization on the part of the agents involved for the whole process to be completed properly. Factors such as the dimensions and weight of the merchandise to be transported are details to be taken into account in project logistics, since they are usually materials that require a case-specific solution.

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3 REASONS FOR THE RISE IN THE PRICE OF MARITIME TRANSPORT

3 REASONS FOR THE RISE IN THE PRICE OF MARITIME TRANSPORT

Moving goods on major maritime transport routes has been creating many problems in recent months for companies’ logistics departments. The cost of maritime transport has tripled since Europe came out of lockdown, and the market has ruled out seeing again the low prices that helped the economy to recover and international trade after the 2017 crisis for a long time. There are several variables, among which the following are especially notable:

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT COLD IRONING IS?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT COLD IRONING IS?

Cold ironing, also known as shore connection, or shore-to ship power, or alternative maritime power (AMP) is the process of generation and providing of shoreside electrical power to a ship while at berth.  In this way the boat can disconnect the main engines and thus reduce pollution emissions, local noise and fuel consumption. Historically the process of cooling the boilers of the coal engines when the ships arrive at a port it is known as Cold ironing. That term has been maintained to date. Nowadays Cold Ironing is a key concept inserted in the Greenshipping trend.

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THE 8 MOST COMMON TYPES OF CONTAINERS

THE 8 MOST COMMON TYPES OF CONTAINERS

From the appearance of the first units in the 50s to the present day, a great variety of maritime and multimodal containers have emerged as a response from the logistics chain to ensure the correct handling of loads. Important points to keep in mind:

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CE MARKING IN TEC

CE MARKING IN TEC

CE marking is the process by which the manufacturer/importer informs users and authorities that the equipment on sale complies with the mandatory safety legislation and technical requirements of the Member States of the European Union.

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